Cassava is used in many ways in Indonesia. We use the roots and the leaves. Prepare it as sweets or savoury. The use of the roots is limitless. We can cook it fresh, dried, processed or even the flour...tapioca. It is good to serve as a dessert or even have it for tea time. This cassava sweet is only one of many I will write in this blog.
750 gr cassava roots
350 gr sugar
2 pandan leaves or use vanilla instead
For the sauce
200 ml thick coconut milk
300 ml water
1 tbsp maize flour
salt to taste
- Peel the cassava root's skin and wash well
- Cut 5 cm long and halved
- In the pan put sugar, pandan leaves and sugar. Bring to boil and all sugar is dissolved.
- Pour the syrup into the the cassava. There are two ways of making it. You can cook it long and slow for a 2 hours, to get the soft and fluffy texture or my way, just put it in pressure cooker that should be ready in 45 minutes.
- To make the sauce : Dissolve maize flour in water then mix well with coconut milk and water. Simmer and constantly stir until bubbling, add the salt.
- Serve the cassava and pour generous sauce over it......
- Try you'll love it....